KELOWNA, BC, Aug. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSX-V: QHR) QHR Technologies Inc. ("QHR") a leader in the Canadian Healthcare Information Technology sector, is pleased to announce today that its EMR division now offers a direct connection to the entire comprehensive line of electronic vital sign devices from Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of medical diagnostic solutions and QHR's Accuro®EMR software.
"We are continuously looking for ways to assist our physician clients and the partnership with Welch Allyn is another example of how our General and Family Practitioner clients in the Ambulatory care market can use integrated technology with AccuroEMR to run their busy practises and save time without compromising exceptional patient care," says Al Hildebrandt, CEO, QHR Technologies Inc. "We are proud to partner with Welch Allyn and we look forward to the opportunities and benefits this creates for healthcare professionals and their patients across Canada."
The new AccuroEMR device integration will allow rapid electronic transfer of patient test results directly between the Welch Allyn's digital vital devices and the AccuroEMR active patient history template—eliminating the need for manual data entry, saving several minutes per patient and minimizing the risk of transcription errors.
"By teaming with QHR, the largest Canadian EMR vendor, we are able to provide more EMR-ready devices to physician practices in Canada than any other medical device manufacturer in the world," says John Tierney, SVP, Americas, Welch Allyn. "By offering more connected diagnostic testing options, we can help reduce some of the workflow pressures and safety issues these physicians are facing, so they can be more productive and focus on their most important task - enhancing patient care."
Welch Allyn is a privately-held, family-owned manufacturer of medical devices, products and solutions used by caregivers in doctors' offices, hospitals, and emergency response settings around the world with the goal to make it easier for caregivers to assess and diagnose their patients, by applying innovative technologies that help frontline practitioners work more effectively, efficiently, and empathetically with their patients at the point of care.
QHR entered the Canadian EMR market in 2004. Since then, through strong organic growth and several strategic acquisitions, QHR has over 9,000 physicians in six provinces, many of whom were Canada's EMR pioneers and advocates for a national EMR system helping QHR grow to be the national leader.
About Welch Allyn
Founded in 1915, headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY (USA), and with a Canadian office in Mississauga, ON, Welch Allyn is a leading global provider of medical diagnostic equipment and a complete range of digital and connected solutions. Welch Allyn is a family-owned business that specializes in helping doctors, nurses, and other frontline practitioners across the globe provide the best patient care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting-edge solutions that help them see more patients, detect more conditions, and improve more lives. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at www.welchallyn.com.
About QHR Technologies Inc.
QHR operates two business units in distinct markets:
The Electronic Medical Records ("EMR") division offers a suite of medical software modules that provides computer-based medical records for Specialist, Primary Care, and Allied Health Professionals, as well as administrative modules for billing and patient scheduling, that is a key component of the move throughout Canada to provide electronic healthcare records for all Canadians. QHR specializes in EMR ASP Hosting solutions both on-site and off-site, which consist of custom application hosted solutions, exchange email hosting, office software packages, mobile messaging services, server archiving and many other custom solutions and services as required by some provincial governments.
The Enterprise Management Software ("EMS") division specializes in workforce management software, which consists of integrated payroll, staff scheduling and human resource software, and in customized financial management software built on the Microsoft Dynamics GP platform. These products are targeted at complex healthcare, social services and public safety markets.
For a more complete business and financial profile of the Company, management encourages interested parties to visit the Company's website: www.QHRtechnologies.com. For specific information on Accuro or EMR inquiries visit www.optimedsoftware.com
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President and CEO
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For further information:
Al Hildebrandt, President & CEO, 250-979-1701
Jerry Diener, CFO, 250-979-1722